- Hunting with birds of prey (here referred to as Falconry) is permitted one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset, Sunday through Saturday except:
- Migratory game birds may not be hunted on Sunday.
- A valid hunting license and a Falconry Permit are required to hunt with birds of prey.
- A Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp, a valid hunting license and a Falconry Permit are required to hunt migratory game birds with birds of prey.
- Falconry Seasons for Migratory Game Birds are listed.
- The Falconry Season for squirrels (red, gray and eastern fox) is from September 1 to March 31.
- The Falconry Season for ruffed grouse is from October 1 to March 31.
- The Falconry Season for ring-necked pheasant (either sex), bobwhite quail, and cottontail rabbit is from November 1 to March 31.
- Hunters using birds of prey are required to follow the daily bag limits and possession limits set for those species being taken.
- Hunters using birds of prey are encouraged, but not required to wear fluorescent orange.
- Potential falconers should know the possession of birds of prey is closely regulated by federal and state law.
For more information, contact the Permits Coordinator for the Wildlife & Heritage Service at 301-478-2690.